Cup

Description
Silver-gilt and niello tapered cylindrical covered cup with flared rim, applied reeded foot ring, and a cast S scroll handle; low-domed, stepped cover has a cast, leafy scrolled, triangular knop or finial with a putti sitting at center with arms raised. Two men in classical military dress, one standing and one seated with names or title in cyrillic on pedestal below, are depicted in a circular reserve on front of body; rest of body and cover are filled with scrolls, foliage and flowers on a snakeskin ground. Gilt washed interior. Body and cover are by the same maker, but marks differ. Inside of cover is struck with three marks: St. George slaying the dragon in a conforming surround, the raised Cyrillic cursive letters "ГГ" in an oval, and "84" in a rectangle. Cup has "84" mark on front below rim and three marks on underside of flat bottom, "A•K / 1843" in raised Cyrillic in a rectangle, "84" in a clipped-corner rectangle, St. George slaying the dragon in a clipped-corner rectangle, and the raised Cyrillic cursive letters "ГГ" in an oval.
Piece made in Moscow, but maker not identified. Assayed by Andrey Antonovich Kovalsky (assayer, 1821-1856).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
cup
date made
1843
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
gold (gilt wash material)
niello (decoration material)
Measurements
overall: 6 1/2 in x 5 3/8 in x 30 5/16 in; 16.51 cm x 13.716 cm x 76.962 cm
overall: 6 1/2 in x 5 3/8 in x 3 3/4 in; 16.51 cm x 13.6525 cm x 9.525 cm
place made
Rossiya: Rossiya, Moscow
ID Number
DL*68.0604
catalog number
68.0604
accession number
202470
subject
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. W. Murray Grace
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